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Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Driven: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Not too long ago, the Sonata was strictly a follower. Toyota and Honda would introduce a change, or a new feature, and Hyundai would follow. But with the latest 2011 Sonata, Hyundai follows no more—it's actually sprinted out to the front in many respects. In straight-line acceleration and...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Driven: 2010 Acura ZDX

A week with a ZDX still wasn't enough to help me make up my mind about a few key questions: Is this a good-looking vehicle? And does the whole package work? Ask me at various points in the week, and depending on the angle I was viewing it from at the moment my responses could be very different...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Driven: 2011 Honda CR-Z

Take a look at the rumblings from critics and pundits, and it's apparent that Honda has been burned a bit by expectations with its new CR-Z coupe. Old-school CRX fans don't think the CR-Z is sporty enough and say it's missing the old CRX's light, nimble, autocross-ready feel, while green geeks...Read More»

Honda Element Dog-Friendly package
Tested: 2010 Honda Element, Dog-Friendly Package

We've always thought of the Honda Element as one of the best vehicles for dog owners. Thanks to its tall cabin, easy-clean cargo floor, and versatile seating arrangement, it's long been a favorite among active folks with dogs. For 2010, Honda finally took advantage of the Element's usefulness—or...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
Driven: 2010 Ford Flex EcoBoost

Among models that go out on the edge with respect to design, there are those that are obviously a little too forced, and others for which the whole package just feels cohesive and complete. The 2010 Ford Flex is one of the latter; its boxy look and bold details might just match to your practical...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Tucson
Driven: 2010 Hyundai Tucson

From the inside, it’s quite possible to mistake the new 2010 Hyunda Tucson for a Lexus. That’s certainly what Hyundai would like to hear, and it’s true. Over the course of a week with the Tucson, I noticed that its interior elicits a lot more oohs and ahs—especially from those who don’t...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Driven: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

GM has finally stepped up to the plate with the 2010 Chevy Equinox. It’s been a long time coming. For years, compact crossovers have been the fastest-growing portion of the market, but as sales of rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V were picking up pace to a frenzy—and...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
Driven: 2010 Buick Enclave

Buick doesn't get its own version of the Chevy Tahoe/GMC Yukon family, but it does get the Enclave crossover--which almost fits the bill, if you're looking for something a little more family-friendly than a fifth wheel and any leg of the Triple Crown. The fact is, unless you tow very often, the...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Driven: 2011 Buick Regal

Look, you're just going to have to get used to the fact that Buick's given up some stuff to survive. It's making the grade as an authentic near-luxury brand with cars like the swanky Enclave crossover and the plush, kicky LaCrosse--and there's not a lazy undersquare V-8 lumbering under their hoods...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Driven: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There's a clash of titans set for the end of this year, when the 2011 Ford Explorer makes its public debut after an endless teaser campaign on Facebook. Yes, that campaign, the one we're all over on our social-media-for-cars site. What's the other mythical creature being tossed in the ring? The...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Sometimes the best vehicles for a particular purpose elude easy classification. Take the Mercedes-Benz R-Class; ever since the first time we encountered this vehicle, we've called it one of the best long-distance luxury cruisers on the market, and one of our top choices for keeping fatigue at bay...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Driven: 2010 Ford Taurus

The 2010 Ford Taurus is definitely different enough to warrant another look if you've considered one in the past, or if you're in the market for a large sedan. Although the mechanicals are basically the same as 2009 and before, the Taurus gets such a thorough reskin that you wouldn't be able to...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Second Drive: 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

While Mitsubishi has struggled to stay relevant with its larger vehicles—like the Mitsubishi Galant sedan and Endeavor SUV—it's managing to offer some excellent choices ranging from compact to mid-size. The automaker has infused its lineup of 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander variants with a...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Driven: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

For daily-driving needs, the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi feels right-sized in many ways. It's just large enough to carry four adults across town in comfort, yet it's compact enough to fit into a smallish parking space. And it feels quite light and nimble yet tracks with enough heft for reassuring...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Driven: 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

The 2010 Honda Crosstour is an unusual beast—so unusual that the first time you see one you'll likely stand back, size it up, and scratch your head a bit, as we saw people do time and time again when we drove one for a week recently. Then you're probably going to say something along the lines of...Read More»

2010 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV Premium Package
Driven: 2010 Nissan Maxima

Sometimes preconceived notions get you in trouble. That might the case—at least to some shoppers—with the 2010 Nissan Maxima; but with a little more time chances are you're going to love this sedan for what it is. And that might not be a four-door sports car, exactly. Nissan sets the bar high...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback
Driven: 2010 Suzuki SX4 Sportback

It's quite easy to find a small car that makes sense on paper—one that's cheap, fuel-efficient, fits in a small footprint, and maneuvers easily—but it's relatively hard to find one that just feels right, in most of the ways that people who like to drive appreciate a car. The 2010 Suzuki SX4...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon
Driven: 2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon

The Cadillac CTS Wagon offers just as much, if not more, day-to-day utility as most SUVs or crossovers while being a heckuvalot more fun to drive. It's easy to feel like an old nag when saying this, because nearly all of the High Gear Media editorial staff, and nearly every new-car reviewer and...Read More»

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